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Collection Details


Collection Name: Women's History: Suffragists
Repository Name: California State University, Long Beach. Virtual Oral/Aural History Archive [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Long Beach, California, United States
URL: http://www.csulb.edu/projects/voaha/summary/page34.html
Material Formats: [8 documents with audio]
Dates Spanned: 1972-1975
Description: With the ratification of the 19th amendment in August, 1920, woman's suffrage was granted to most women in the United States. This marked the culmination of a long organized struggle that began at the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848. For the next seventy two years, women participated in a host of organizations and engaged in a range of activities to gain the right to vote. Some, like the General Federation of Women's Clubs with its three million members, were highly respectable mass organizations comprised mainly of older, married women. Others, like the Women's Political Union, which was modeled after its British counterpart, were more militant and smaller, and its members were generally younger. Although most of the suffrage organizations were composed mainly of White women, African American women also participated in the suffrage struggle, mainly in their own clubs and organizations.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 8
Interviews: [8 interview(s) listed in this collection]
Broad Subjects: Women's Studies; Politics
ASP Subjects: Abortion--United States; Anarchism--United States; Barnard College, New York, NY; Belmont, Alva Ertskin Smith, 1853-1933; Belmont, Mrs. Oliver; Alva Ertskin Smith Belmont; Birth control--United States; Blatch, Harriot Eaton Stanton, 1856-1940; Stanton, Harriot Eaton; Blatch, Mrs. William Henry; Harriot Eaton Stanton Blatch; Burns, Lucy, 1879-1966; Lucy Burns; Catt, Carrie Clinton Lane Chapman, 1859-1947; Chapman, Carrie Clinton Lane; Lane, Carrie Clinton; Carrie Clinton Lane Chapman Catt; Constitutional amendments--United States; Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; Equal rights amendments--United States; Everett, WA; Fabian Society, England; Feminism--United States; Gilman, Charlotte Anna Perkins, 1860-1935; Perkins, Charlotte Anna; Stetson, Charlotte Perkins; Stetson, Mrs. Charles Walter; Charlotte Anna Perkins Gilman; History; Kelley, Florence, 1859-1932; Wischnewetsky, Mrs. Lazare; Florence Kelley; National Organization for Women, Washington, DC; New York, NY - Manhattan - Greenwich Village; Socialism--United States; Suffrage--United States; United States; United States--Politics and government; Women; Women--History; Women's rights--United States; Women's Suffrage Movement, 1848-1920; Women--Suffrage
Other Subjects: Billings, Warren K.; Blatch, Nora; Brandeis, Louis Dembitz; Channing, Grace Ellery; Congregational Club for Women; Emerson, Archer Lyle; Evolution League; Havel, Hippolyle; Industrial Workers of the World; Kelley, Florence; Office and Professional Employees International Union; United States. Comstock Act (Birth Control). 1873
Collection Code: OHC0000250